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CD Report: Glorious God (Lauren Talley)

  • Posted on April 12, 2021 at 3:23 pm

Back in 2019, Lauren Talley released a couple of worship CDs. I reviewed the other one shortly after they came out, but this one is worth mentioning too.

I am not a fan of the praise and worship genre, but there are good songs within the genre, and Lauren has chosen some good ones.ย  Some will be familiar to you and some may not, but they will all bring you into the presence of Jesus.

Songs included are: Glorious God, What a Beautiful Name, Mercy Tree, The Heavens Are Telling, Let the Glory Come Down, Jesus at the Center, Jesus Only Jesus, andย A Wretch Like Me (which Lauren wrote).

CD Report: Who We Are (3 Heath Brothers)

  • Posted on February 9, 2021 at 5:24 pm

I first heard this group by watching the National Quartet Convention’s live stream. People talk about family harmony, and I admit that there is not much that I like better.

Dream Small reminds us that it’s not only the big things that matter. Every little thing that you do for Christ counts in eternity.

If you’ve forgotten who you are in Christ, you need to listen to This Is Who I Am.

They included an a capella version of the hymn It Is Well.

Smell of Smoke compares the trials we go through to the deliverance of the Hebrew boys who “didn’t even smell of smoke.”

“It’s not about thinking less of yourself, but thinking of your Self Less.

I Believe You is a timely song. No matter what anyone else says, we can cling to the words of our Father since every word He’s spoken is true.

Moms will appreciate the Mother’s Day Song.

We Choose Life is the first strongly pro-life song I’ve heard since Gold City recorded “Only God Knows.”

Other songs include: Give It to Jesus, No Matter What, and Shake in His Shoes.

CD Report: No Depression in Heaven (The Chuck Wagon Gang)

  • Posted on December 15, 2020 at 11:45 am

Some of my older readers will especially appreciate this CD where The Chuck Wagon Gang sings the gospel songs of the Carter Family. Old, familiar songs sung in Chuck Wagon Gang style. The title alone would cause me to purchase it this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Songs included are: When Our Lord Shall Come Again, Am I a Soldier of the Cross, The Meeting in the Air, The Heart That Was Broken For Me, Honey in the Rock, There’s No Depression in Heaven, The Old Gospel Ship, On the Rock Where Moses Stood, Anchored in Love Divine, There’s a Hill Lone and Gray, Somebody’s Boy, and The Bible in the Cabin.

CD Report: Faithful Still (Down East Boys)

  • Posted on May 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm

In a world where even Southern Gospel music has veered a bit from its roots, I still enjoy traditional southern gospel male quartets. The Down East Boys are one such group. They incorporate a mixture of slow and fast songs with good quartet harmony. Of special mention are I Hear and A Story that Began at the Cross. I started this report right after Easter, and those two songs were perfect for the season.

Other songs included are: Amazing Amounts of Amazing Grace; What Love; John Saw and Wrote about It; Those Hands; Fall Like Jericho; Church of the Living God; God Will, Yes He Will; Bottom of the Basket; and Sweet Journey.

CD Report: Victory Shout (The Kingsmen)

  • Posted on March 18, 2020 at 6:08 pm

The Kingsmen have released another great CD. It’s up there with their Battle Cry project that came out a couple years ago. With everything happening in the world right now, I’ve especially been enjoying the songs Just Climb, Victory Shout, and You’ll Move Mountains for Me.

Other songs included are: Running to Win; I’ve Ever Been Glad; Dear John; It Still Changes Me; King of Kings; Prodigal Son; and That’s Where You’ll Find Me.

CD Report: It’s Real (The Old Paths)

  • Posted on March 7, 2020 at 3:53 pm

I have decided to rename my CD “reviews” “reports.” There are other blogs who do better at actually reviewing CDs. My intention is to let you know which CDs are available and make comments, but many times I am just listing songs and basic information. Hence the name: CD “report.” With that explanation, I will now move on to my report. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Old Paths are back! I’m glad to see Steve Ladd (tenor) singing in a quartet once again. Other members are Daniel Ashmore (bass), Doug Roark (baritone), and Tim Rackley (Lead).

Of special mention on this CD are The God I Know and Come Sunday Morning. Other songs included are: I Need Jesus to Walk on the Water, The Truth Comes Shining Through, Lord Knows, It’s Real, and When It Comes to Jesus.

CD Review: Beautiful Day (Mark Bishop)

  • Posted on January 16, 2020 at 9:14 pm

When I first heard this CD, my thought was that Mark has gotten repetitive in his lyrics but, overall, I like this recording. I typically don’t like the background vocals included on solo CDs, but Jeff Chapman, Chris Allman, Mylon Hayes, Amber Eppinette, Wesley Pritchard & Friends do an excellent job.

Mark Bishop wrote all the songs once again. They are:

It’s a Beautiful Day; God Needs Ministers; Are You Ready for Perfect Love?; It’s All Good; I’ll Just Keep Rowing; You Can’t Say He Didn’t Love Us; I’m Just Changing Mountains; Home Grown Tomatoes; The Man on the other Cross; and Lost, Lost, Lost.

CD Review: Everything in Between (The Kingdom Heirs)

  • Posted on November 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

This CD by The Kingdom Heirs features 12 songs (9 original and 3 classics). Most of the songs were just OK by my estimation, but the following are worth special mention.

I enjoyed their instrumental arrangements of Crying in the Chapel and Sweet By and By.

Ready for Glory is a toe-tapping, quartet song and fun to listen to.

I also like their a capella song Holy, Holy Is What the Angels Sing.

Jerry Martin does a good job singing High on Zion’s Mountain.

Other songs include: Just Drink the Water, Come to the Well, Everything in Between, I Have Overcome, Nothin’s Gonna Keep Me Down, Ready for Glory, He Set Me Free, and I’ll Never Get Over the Blood that I’m Under.

CD Review: Loudest Praise (Lauren Talley)

  • Posted on October 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Lauren Talley recently released a CD containing six hymns. Loudest Praise contains the songs, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, When God Dips His Love in My Heart, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, Does Jesus Care, and His Eye Is On the Sparrow. As a fan of Lauren Talley and a lover of hymns, this is a CD I will enjoy for a long time.

CD Review: Our Story (Three Bridges)

  • Posted on March 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm

I’m old enough to remember when Three Bridges first hit the radio and, to be honest, I didn’t care for their sound. Today, the group consists of original member Elliott McCoy, as well as Shannon Smith and Jeremie Hudson, and I am starting to enjoy listening to them.

Although most of their songs are progressive or have more of a black gospel feel, Down the Road to Damascus is the kind of song you would expect to find on a traditional Southern Gospel CD.

I like the message of Like Jesus Did as it talks about the desire to be more like Christ.

Faith Shines Brighter tells the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

Live the Gospel is another song with great lyrics.

Other songs include: Count It Victory, My Story, Good News Never Gets Old, God Did It, Nothing But, Gonna Keep Livin’ and The King of Love My Shepherd Is.

 

 

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